The 8 key figures of The Open

Lovers of astonishing stats and figures, this is what you are filled with when you remember this historic edition of the 150th Open in history.


Cameron Smith is the 5th Australian to put his name on the Claret Jug. The first since Greg Norman in 1993 who also won in 1986. Ian Baker-Finch in 1991, Kel Nagle in 1960 was the last to win at St Andrews. Finally Peter Thomson is the undisputed record holder with 5 victories including 3 consecutive 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1965.


Rory McIlroy has beaten 97.5% of major players this year and yet the Northern Irishman failed to register a 5th grand slam victory this year.

He is obviously the best cumulative scorer in a major in 2022:

Rory McIlroy: -29, Will Zatoris: -21, Matthew Fitzpatrick: -16, Justin Thomas: -3, Jon Rahm: +4, Hideki Matsuyama: +6


The number of greens in regulation taken by McIlroy on the last day.


This is the first time in the history of major tournaments that the 4 major events have been won by players who are under 30! Scottie Scheffler 25, Justin Thomas 29, Matt Fitzpatrick 27, Cameron Smith 28


the number of spectators who attended the 150th The Open in history at St Andrews. That is an average of more than 62,000 spectators per day


Since 2007 Rory has scored 16 top 5s in Grand Slam tournaments more than any other player.


Accustomed to the place since he lives in the nearby city of Dundee, Victor Perez has not visited any of the 105 terrible bunkers of the Old Course of St Andrews this week.


Rory McIlroy has only seen his ball end up in a bunker once this week at St Andrews. And he made an eagle on the hole by returning his 2nd shot of 10 on Saturday!

Photo © Stuart Kerr/R&A

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